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How to deal with possible empty Input variable?

Laravel is pretty strict about any kind of errors – if you try to use undefined variable or don’t pass a necessary parameter you immediately see Whoops or another kind of error, depending how you handle them. There’s a little trick with Input variables that might save you some time and lines of code.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Change date format with Accessors and Mutators

Pretty common situation – you have a date field in the MySQL database, which has a default format of YYYY-MM-DD, but the users need to see/edit dates in MM/DD/YYYY. How do you handle it properly in Laravel?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Laravel 5.1: Names for route groups

A small new feature in Laravel 5.1 – just for those who want to group their routes a little more properly. Now we can add a prefix not only to routes, but to the route groups as well.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015